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Flag for India May 3, 1939 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Kolkata, West Bengal, India (Calcutta)

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Wednesday, May 3, 1939 at 9:04 PM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Kolkata: Total Lunar Eclipse

Began: Wed, May 3, 1939 at 6:17 PM

Maximum: Wed, May 3, 1939 at 9:04 PM

Ended: Wed, May 3, 1939 at 11:51 PM

Duration: 5 hours, 34 minutes


May 3, 1939 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Kolkata

Animation: How the Total Lunar Eclipse Looked

This total lunar eclipse was fully visible in Kolkata. The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxEnd of partial
7:21 PM May 39:04 PM May 310:48 PM May 3
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Local times for eclipse in Kolkata on Wednesday, May 3, 1939

EventTime in KolkataDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 3 at 6:17 PM106°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseMay 3 at 6:17 PM106°East-southeast0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 3 at 7:21 PM113°East-southeast12.7°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsMay 3 at 8:33 PM123°East-southeast27.0°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseMay 3 at 9:04 PM128°Southeast32.6°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsMay 3 at 9:35 PM134°Southeast37.9°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 3 at 10:48 PM153°South-southeast47.5°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 3 at 11:51 PM176°South51.2°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Kolkata ( – (null)).

This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse are visible in Kolkata.

The animation's bottom edge represents an ideal, flat horizon, which is at the same altitude as the observer.

Eclipses visible in Kolkata

Eclipse Visibility from KolkataVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
1930Oct 7 / Oct 8LunarPartial
1931Apr 2 / Apr 3LunarTotal
1931Sep 26 / Sep 27LunarTotal
1932Mar 22LunarPartial
1932Sep 15LunarPartial
1933Aug 6LunarPenumbral
1933Aug 21SolarPartial
1934Jan 30 / Jan 31LunarPartial
1934Jul 26LunarPartial
1935Jan 19 / Jan 20LunarTotal
1936Jan 8 / Jan 9LunarTotal
1936Jul 4 / Jul 5LunarPartial
1938Nov 8LunarTotal
1939May 3LunarTotal
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